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Meet Our Team

At the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, we are devoted to understanding, preventing, and treating childhood obesity. The team works with families, community organizations, and lawmakers to promote the health of children.

Leadership

Read more about Cara Ebbeling, PhD, MS

Co-Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Co-director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Carole Osterer

Program Manager, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center

Research

  • Elisabetta Ferrero, Clinical Research Assistant
  • Owen Henn, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Belinda Lennerz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Donna Lesperance, MPH, Clinical Research Manager
  • Megan Sandman, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Shui Yu, MS, Biostatistician

Patient Care

Community Programs

  • Shayna Bagshaw, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Tatiana Carver, Care Coordinator
  • Michelle Diaz, MS, Care Coordinator
  • Samantha Fast, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Research Manager
  • Sarah Krumholz, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Research Coordinator
  • Brianna Roche, Boston Children’s fit kit Program Coordinator